• From shareholding to consultancy, RS members earn in

    From shareholding to consultancy, RS members earn in crores: ADR

    India | September 11, 2019 16:33 IST

    The ADR report has found 89 (41.8 per cent) MPs have declared that they have a financial interest that falls under either of these categories: c, Regular remunerated activity, Shareholding of controlling nature, Paid consultancy or Professional engagement.

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    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh takes oath as Rajya Sabha member

    India | August 23, 2019 15:40 IST

    Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday took oath as a Rajya Sabha member. The oath was administered by Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu.

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    Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha

    Politics | August 19, 2019 16:06 IST

    Former prime minister Manmohan Singh was elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan on Monday. He was declared elected unopposed as the deadline for the withdrawal of nominations for the bypoll ended. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot congratulated Singh on his election to the Upper House of Parliament.

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    President Ram Nath Kovind gives assent to Motor Vehicles Bill

    India | August 09, 2019 21:37 IST

    On July 31, the Rajya Sabha cleared the bill that seeks to weed out corruption, improve road safety and usher in use of technology to regulate traffic, with certain amendments. Since some changes were made by the Rajya Sabha, it was again brought to the Lok Sabha for clearance.  

  • The committee has 15 members -- 10 from Lok Sabha and five

    Five Rajya Sabha members elected to office of profit panel

    India | August 08, 2019 17:29 IST

    According to the sources, the MPs elected unopposed to the joint committee are Mahesh Poddar (BJP), K Keshava Rao (TRS), Vijayasai Reddy (YSRCP), Dola Sen (TMC) and Sasmit Patra (BJD).

  • Rajya Sabha passes bill to evict MPs living in government

    Rajya Sabha passes bill to evict MPs living in government houses illegally

    India | August 06, 2019 20:26 IST

    The bill which amends the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971, was moved by the Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. It has already been passed by the Lok Sabha. Replying to the discussion on the bill, the Minister said that the amendment being brought is a very limited one and relates to the public premise for residential accommodation. It applies to members of Parliament, government officers and employees.

  • If Farooq Abdullah doesn’t want to come to Lok Sabha,

    A new dawn awaits, says PM Modi as Parliament approves bill for bifurcation of J&K | HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY

    India | August 06, 2019 22:33 IST

    Parliament on Tuesday approved a resolution abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and a bill for splitting the state into two Union Territories. The bill to create two UTs -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh -- was passed in the House by 367 votes in favour and 67 against. The resolution and the bill were approved by Rajya Sabha on Monday.

  • Mehbooba's MPs tear their clothes in protest, moved out of

    Mehbooba's MPs tear their clothes and Constitution in anger over scrapping of Article 370, moved out of Rajya Sabha

    India | August 05, 2019 13:08 IST

    ​Two parliamentarians belonging to Mehbooba Mufti's Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were asked to leave Rajya Sabha on Monday after they attempted to tear the Constitution, in an apparent public display of anger over Government's move of scrapping the controversial Article 370 and Article 35A.

  • AERA Bill cleared, regulator to fix tariff at fewer airports

    AERA Bill cleared, regulator to fix tariff at fewer airports

    India | August 02, 2019 23:56 IST

    Parliament on Friday unanimously passed a Bill that seeks to raise threshold for an airport to qualify as Major airport, reducing the tariff-fixing power of airport regulator to fewer airports. The Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (Amendment) Bill, 2019, which was passed by Rajya Sabha on July 16, will become law after President's approval.

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    Patients bear the brunt as doctors oppose NMC Bill

    India | August 01, 2019 23:08 IST

    Many who came from several parts of the country had to wait since medical services were affected as Resident Doctors Association's of AIIMS, Safdarjung and major hospitals in Delhi were on a strike opposing the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill which was passed by the Rajya Sabha.  

  • Medical students raise slogans against centre to protest

    Rajya Sabha passes National Medical Commission Bill

    India | August 01, 2019 20:23 IST

    The bill will now go to the Lok Sabha again as two amendments need to be approved by it. The Lower House had already passed the National Medical Commission Bill 2019.

  • Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill

    Rajya Sabha passes bill to overhaul transport sector. Check penalty for driving without licence, helmet

    India | August 01, 2019 9:30 IST

    Under the amendments, the minimum penalty for driving without licence has been increased to Rs 5,000 from Rs 500 while the fine for driving despite disqualification has been increased to Rs 10,000. Also, driving without wearing a helmet will attract a penalty of Rs 1,000.

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    BJP government rejects opposition's charge that it is bulldozing bills in Rajya Sabha

    India | July 31, 2019 20:38 IST

    Responding to questions from reporters, he said that since this is the first session of the recently-constituted 17th Lok Sabha, standing committees have not been formed as parties are yet to send names of their members. "This has happened in the past too," he said.

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    Triple talaq bill timeline: How the issue took nation by storm before Rajya Sabha nod

    India | July 30, 2019 20:01 IST

    Rajya Sabha has passed Triple Talaq Bill. Socially, the issue has been a topic of discussion for many years. But things gathered pace on political in recent years. The bill that has potential to provide justice to lakhs of Muslim women has now been passed by Rajya Sabha as well as Lok Sabha.

  • The ruling BJP had issued a whip to its MPs, asking them to

    Triple talaq bill finally gets Rajya Sabha nod

    India | July 30, 2019 19:20 IST

    The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 had already been passed by the Lok Sabha by a voice vote amidst a walkout by Congress, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, DMK and others. The bill was passed by the 16th Lok Sabha but could not pass the Rajya Sabha hurdle.

  • Big blow to Congress! Sanjay Singh quits party to join BJP

    Big blow to Congress! Sanjay Singh quits party to join BJP on Wednesday

    Politics | July 30, 2019 15:49 IST

    Congress MP Sanjay Singh, who hails from Amethi royal family has resigned from the party as well as the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday. He is all set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday. Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has accepted the resignation of Sanjay Singh as member of Rajya Sabha.

  • Triple Talaq Bill tabled in Rajya Sabha

    Triple talaq bill passed in Rajya Sabha, PM Modi terms it historic | Highlights

    Politics | July 30, 2019 22:58 IST

    The triple talaq bill criminalising instant divorce in the Muslim community was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, with the government mustering numbers for its smooth sailing in the Upper House where it still lacks majority support. The contentious bill was passed with 99 members voting in favour and 84 against it. It was passed by the Lok Sabha last week.

  • Rajya Sabha passes Bill to bring clarity to bankruptcy law

    Rajya Sabha passes Bill to bring clarity to bankruptcy law

    India | July 29, 2019 22:53 IST

    Replying to a debate on the amendment in Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC), Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman said the seven proposed changes in the law are to largely remove the ambiguities and facilitate smooth conduct of the corporate and insolvency resolution process.

  • The Banning of Unregulated Deposit Scheme Bill, 2019 has

    Parliament clears bill to check ponzi schemes

    India | July 29, 2019 22:53 IST

    The Rajya Sabha on Monday passed the bill with a voice vote. The Lok Sabha had given its approval to the draft legislation on July 24.

  • Technical snag disrupts Rajya Sabha

    Technical snag disrupts Rajya Sabha

    India | July 29, 2019 13:17 IST

    Minutes into the day's proceedings, a technical snag forced a brief adjournment of the Rajya Sabha on Monday. The problem was sorted out after 15 minutes and the House resumed work as per schedule.

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